Inspiring Quotes by Inspiring Women

There’s no denying the fact that without women the world wouldn’t be what it is today.

From historical events, monumental action, global change and personal transformation, women have led movements that have sparked solutions to equality issues.

As women continue to pave the way for future generations to come, listed below are inspirational quotes to stay motivated when times call for it.

“Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.” – Frida Kahlo

“Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” – Michelle Obama

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

“Pursuing peace means rising above one’s own wants, needs, and emotions.” – Benazir Bhutto

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.” – Glennon Doyle Melton

“Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, often times, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.” – Angela Davis

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.” – Michelle Obama

 “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyoncé

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”  – Amelia Earhart

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” Diane Mariechild

“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Love is anterior to Life, Posterior to Death, Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth.” Emily Dickinson

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”Maya Angelou

“Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!” Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

“People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.” Princess Diana

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” Erica Jong

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.” Caroline Myss

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” Elizabeth Gilbert

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” Rhonda Hansome

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”. – Maya Angelou

“You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” – Viola Davis

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the errors that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

“Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” – Oprah Winfrey